Cricket writer for @telegraphsport, @telecricket, runner with @elrunners
Today is the first time I've had porridge at lunch in a cricket match...but anyway here is a quick take on day one that belonged to England (that's not me in the pic)
Lawrence falls for 73 on debut, same score as Root in his first Test innings. Great start
Root at toss:"I had a quid. I didn't know they provided a coin. I didn't want to look like a tight Yorkshireman who turned up with nothing"
This Cook innings has now lasted longer (782 mins) than the entire 4th Ashes Test at Trent Bridge last summer. #trainspottingcricket
Holder on Alzarri Joseph: “Two or 3 years ago I visited his Mum. She was not well but fought through and I felt it personally when I got the news she had passed away. To see him in tears was even harder. We got in the huddle and just wanted to do it for him, his Mum and family.”
Bring back club cricket: The Telegraph launches campaign to lift ban on nation's summer sport